League Notes: S. Australia's Jamie Cox Only 'Casualty' Of BBL Recruiting Fiasco
Sacked South Australian high-performance Manager Jamie Cox "remains the sole casualty of the Big Bash League contracting fiasco, after the South Australian Cricket Association escaped with a heavy fine for recruiting three players to the Adelaide Strikers outside the contracting window." A Cricket Australia investigation has found that the SACA "breached recruiting guidelines by entering into agreements with Brad Hodge, Kieron Pollard and Jono Dean before the BBL embargo period had started" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/19). ... FIFA "has urged" the Botswana FA "to be wary over government’s handing over Constituency football league to the national association." The privately owned Midweek Sun newspaper quoted FIFA on Wednesday as saying that "should the BFA fail to honour the instruction from FIFA, Botswana clubs and national teams will be suspended from all international completions" (APA, 6/19). ... With the Supreme Court refusing to restrain suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan "from taking over" as Int'l Cricket Council chairman, the BCCI "has sent a final confirmation to the world body intimating that its President-in-exile will be the candidate to head the all-powerful Board." Srinivasan "will officially take charge" as the first chairman of the ICC Board on June 29 in Melbourne after the completion of its six-day annual conference that starts on Monday (PTI, 6/19).